Walking for Health Timetable for Aug/Sept 2019

Beechtree Community Centre
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Walking for Health  – Free of charge

Aug 21st Long Walk (90mins)
Aug 28thShort Walk (45mins)
Sept 4th Short Walk (90Mins)
Sept 11th Long Walk (45mins)                                                                                  Sept 18th Short Walk (90mins)

Meeting place as usual Civic Centre Foyer 10am Set off time.Sensible footwear and appropriate clothing for weather forecasted.
Contact Wendy at Beechtree Community Centre for further information 01948 258220

Walking for Health

Short walk around Whitchurch
The Walking Group on a walk
The Walking Group on a walk (prior to Covid 19)

Join us for a walk
Our walks are short and over easy terrain. They are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active. Walks leave at 10am from the Civic Centre and you will be very welcome.
On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday there is a short walk around the town, lasting up to an hour, followed by a coffee and cake in a local pub.
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday there is a longer walk, lasting up to 1.5 hours, going out of town and followed by a drink in a local cafe.
Please note that although we love dogs, only assistance dogs are encouraged to walk with us. Our group walks are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind. Please follow current government social distancing guidelines.

Walking Football

For Over 40’s or those with qualifying conditions.

Registration is compulsory before playing.  Please contact us to do so on 01948 258220

Warming up
Warming up

How do you fancy getting into football? How many times have you promised yourself that you would do more exercise but there is always some excuse! Walking Football could be what you are looking for. It’s a bit like 5 a side football but without the running. Games are played at a slower pace to reduce the threat of pain, discomfort and injury, with players briskly walking through matches.
We meet on Tuesdays at 2pm in the Market Hall, Whitchurch Civic Centre. Registration with the Beechtree is compulsory beforehand.


In the UK around 22% of men die before the age of 65, compared to 13% of women. Although physically active men have a 20 – 30% reduced risk of premature death and 50% less chronic disease, by the age of 55-64 only 32% of men say they take the recommended half hour of exercise five times a week.

Walking Football

In the context of an ageing society, rising levels of obesity and the growing incidence of late onset diabetes, it is thought Walking Football has the potential to make a significant impact by building strength, improving balance, maintaining health, improving sleep and managing stress.  It’s a great way to start exercising again, to have a kick about, to make friends, to have fun.

Interested? Then contact James here at the Beechtree for more information.

Gentle Exercise to keep you fit

Move It or Lose It is an excellent choice of affordable exercise for older people and those with a disability to challenge their fitness levels, from the very active to the not so active. Move It or Lose It classes have grown in popularity as people are now living longer and want to maintain a good level of personal fitness. The classes provide gentle exercise to music for older people and anyone of any age with a disability. Its aim is to promote health, increase mobility and independence, improve strength, coordination and balance and counteract isolation and loneliness. Move it or Lose It Sessions are held Tuesdays 12:30 till 1:30 at the Beechtree Centre, cost £3. For more information please contact the Beechtree Centre on: 01948 258220